The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 4: British Gardens (1100-1830)

Tree planting in Scotland

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694. A great stimulus to planting in Scotland was given by the Essays of Dr. Anderson, published in 1784, in which the value of the larch tree, and the progress it had made at Dunkeld, since planted there in 1741, were pointed out. The examples and writings of Lord Kames also contributed to bring this and every description of rural improvement into repute; but the high price of timber during the war produced the most sensible effect as to planting.